Imagine John Yoko (Hardback)
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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 09/10/2018
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A lot has been written about the creation of the song, the album and the film of Imagine, mainly by people who weren't there, so I'm very pleased and grateful that now, for the first time, so many of the participants have kindly given their time to "gimme some truth" in their own words and pictures - Yoko Ono Lennon, 2018

Personally compiled and curated by Yoko Ono, Imagine John Yoko is the definitive inside story - told in revelatory detail - of the making of the legendary album and all that surrounded it: the locations, the creative team, the artworks and the films, in the words of John & Yoko and the people who were there.

Features 80% exclusive, hitherto-unpublished archive photos and footage sequences of all the key players in situ, together with lyric sheets, Yoko's art installations, and exclusive new insights and personal testimonies from Yoko and over forty of the musicians, engineers, staff, celebrities, artists and photographers who were there - including Julian Lennon, Klaus Voormann, Alan White, Jim Keltner, David Bailey, Dick Cavett and Sir Michael Parkinson.

In 1971, John Lennon & Yoko Ono conceived and recorded the critically acclaimed album Imagine at their Georgian country home, Tittenhurst Park, in Berkshire, England, in the state-of-the-art studio they built in the grounds, and at the Record Plant in New York.

The lyrics of the title track were inspired by Yoko Ono's 'event scores' in her 1964 book Grapefruit, and she was officially co-credited as writer in June 2017.

Imagine John Yoko tells the story of John & Yoko's life, work and relationship during this intensely creative period. It transports readers to home and working environments showcasing Yoko's closely guarded archive of photos and artefacts, using artfully compiled narrative film stills, and featuring digitally rendered maps, floorplans and panoramas that recreate the interiors in evocative detail. John & Yoko introduce each chapter and song; Yoko also provides invaluable additional commentary and a preface.

All the minutiae is examined: the locations, the key players, the music and lyrics, the production techniques and the artworks - including the creative process behind the double exposure polaroids used on the album cover.

With a message as universal and pertinent today as it was when the album was created, this landmark publication is a fitting tribute to John & Yoko and their place in cultural history.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500021842
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 2320 g
Dimensions: 308 x 240 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'A luxurious scrapbook ... Beatles geeks will salivate over it' - Observer
'Gorgeous' - i newspaper
'Wonderful' - Choice
'Tells their love story like never before' - Rolling Stone
'Deeply desirable ... especially for [those] who covet the rare and beautiful ... to see how this avant-garde duo lived and created art is powerfully inspiring' - Harper's Bazaar Australia
'A Lennon fan could hardly ask for more' - Washington Post
'Fans will be particularly enchanted' - USA Today
'This book is near perfect' - Spill
'Here, in a new book of interviews past and present, we see how their love affair, the making of the album and their pacifism intertwined' - Financial Times

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“Just Perfect!”

The first thing you notice about this hardback book is how beautifully it is presented. No expense has been spared by publishers Thames and Hudson: the pictures are vivid and almost leap off of the page, the book... More

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“Perfect book for music lovers everywhere”

I was so pleased to be chosen to receive a copy in exchange for a review. This book is amazing!!

This book is the perfect coffee table book, a book for fans of the Beatles, fans of John Lennon, or just fans of... More

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“A Stunningly Beautiful Publication”

This is a truly beautiful book. Essentially, it is the story of the album 'Imagine' but this book offers so much more than that. Compiled and curated by Yoko Ono and complete with lyrics to every song,... More

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